Wearing the AW Trends #2 – Swinging Sixties

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After my time at London Fashion Week and The Look Show, I came home with a notebook full of inspiration for my Autumn/Winter wardrobe. All this week I’ll be creating looks based on the AW11 trends, using pieces from my wardrobe and a few key purchases.

Swinging Sixties

There was a definite 60s vibe in the AW11 collections. Models trotted down the catwalk in short skirts Twiggy would be proud of, wearing floppy hats and cable knits with tapered trousers and pussybow blouses.

The 60s is all about feminine prints and flattering shapes – the look is cute and kooky without being twee, so swap your brogues for ballerina flats!

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Oasis dress, Next trench coat, flats c/o Sarenza, H&M belt, ring and tights, Cambridge satchel, name necklace, vintage silk scarf

I bought this knitted Missoni-style dress in the Oasis sale for £10. It’s a clingy, stretchy style that’s very unforgiving after a big Pret lunch (as I discovered today), but some artful belting soon sorts that. I wore it with a classic cream trench, thick autumnal tights and cute ballet flats with bow details. I originally wanted the silk scarf in my hair, but the risk of looking like an extra from Mad Men was too much so I threaded it through the belt loops on my coat, instead.

What do you think – will you be joining me in the Swinging Sixties? Or did you prefer yesterday’s animalistic look?



Oh I much prefer this one – you know how much I dislike animal print! I have a v. similar dress from M&S from a few years in monochrome shades but it’s too big now 🙁


i do like the 60s for styles, but i’m not sure they are very ‘me’! i’m not really sure how well short and clingy straight cuts suit me, so i think it’s a style i’ll watch, not wear.


Love it! I think the scarf through the belt loops is a brilliant idea!
I don’t think I could do the print but I love the flats and satchel.



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